The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence will welcome one new priest on Saturday June 6, 2020 at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. The Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, will preside at the ordination of Deacon Hiep Van Nguyen.
The Diocese of Providence rejoices as it receives a newly ordained priest this weekend. In trying and unchartered times, the ordination of a new priest brings much needed hope to the people of this local Church.
“The very first thing I want to say to you this morning is welcome back. Welcome home,” Bishop Thomas J. Tobin said during Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Providence, on Sunday, May 31. His welcoming message was shared to those gathered as public Mass resumed in the Diocese of Providence. In early March, the bishop dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of obligation due to the COVID-10 pandemic.
WASHINGTON — Even as the United States still finds itself grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, outrage, grief and anger over the latest killing of an unarmed black man outweighed caution as hundreds of thousands turned out nationwide to protest and many of the country's Catholic bishops joined the calls for justice.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- With a religious sister who survived COVID-19 and a woman who lost her mother to the coronavirus, Pope Francis led the recitation of rosary and asked Mary to intercede to save the world from the pandemic.